We looked inside some of the tweets by @kirstenkorosec and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
After a long hiatus, my transportation newsletter is back, and YES, you can actually subscribe to it. It's called The Station (get it?). Go to https://techcrunch.com/newsletter and click "The Station." While you're there, check out the other great newsletters we have @TechCrunch
Long overdue: I am sharing a byline with @AustinCarr! There was *a lot* to unpack in thousands of pages of depositions: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-13/elon-musk-s-solar-deal-has-become-top-threat-to-tesla-s-future?srnd=climate-changed
I don't want to dunk on the Northwestern J-students, in part because I think we need journalists now more than ever and punching down in his profession is extremely shitty, but I do want to tell a story about why we call people who might not want to be contacted for stories.
In other random facts, Musk continues to use the Model S as his daily driver, the X because his kids are bigger now, and owns 2 other cars: Ford Model T and a '67 Series 1 Jaguar E type
Story updated with a couple of more details ... Tesla is also building an design and engineering center in Berlin.
The exchange between VW's Herbert Diess and Musk on stage was very interesting. Lots of congrats all around. Diess at one point thanking Musk for pushing/pulling the company towards electrification.
developing ... https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1194348049008447488
🤯 A critical moment recently passed by with barely a mention.
Right now –this very moment – there are cars on US roads driving members of the public without a human at the wheel.
This is an insane step forward. Learn more about what happens next.
Ford patenting an AV driver education mode may be the most interesting filing of the year http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20190337532.pdf?TrucksFoT via @reillybrennan
“Some 33% of people who traded in cars to buy new ones in the first nine months of 2019 had negative equity, compared with 28% five years ago and 19% a decade ago” https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-45-000-loan-for-a-27-000-ride-more-borrowers-are-going-underwater-on-car-loans-11573295400?reflink=share_mobilewebshare
Hooray! Bonus episode! https://twitter.com/TheAutonocast/status/1192874385767456768
Love the video @alanisnking and @KristenLee. I get mix of criticism and the occasionally "ur a cunt" statement, but I've recently discovered that it really pisses people off when I write about manual transmissions (one fun one) Wait 'til they learn I drive one too. 🤯🤯🤯🤯 https://twitter.com/Jalopnik/status/1192804262981619712
Just landed in my inbox: Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser stepping down.
- He's been there since 2012; oversaw Shell's acquistion of Greenlots in winter 2019. Says was difficult decision.
“I believe Shell will build on that heritage and achieve even greater heights.”
New @TheAutonocast episode. Micromobility in Tel Aviv. https://twitter.com/TheAutonocast/status/1192517078298714112
This is a fascinating company and certainly one to watch. And yes, they say they will launch these kits in 2020. https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1192502856701677569
Some executive shuffling over at Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. John Lawler is moving to a new position as chief executive officer and vice president, mobility partnerships. He takes over AV LLC leadership from Sherif Marakby, who has elected to take a personal leave, per Ford.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1192117194756243457
.@Stanford owns #SiliconValley, with a $20 billion property portfolio, including 700-plus houses. The final part of our year-long data project is live today, reported by me, @LeoMCastaneda @mercnews @EastBayTimes @reveal @KQED and @nbcbayarea. https://bayareane.ws/2qnKYv2
ICYMI: Los Angeles has temporarily suspended Uber's permit to operate Jump scooters and bikes in the city, as their clash over a new data sharing rule starts to heat up. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-04/los-angeles-suspends-uber-jump-scooters-bikes-data-privacy